Africa: Innovative, Sustainable Funding Needed to Deal with Neglected Tropical Diseases

[allAfrica] Gaborone -- Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect over a billion people worldwide. These diseases, like Mycetoma and African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness are preventable and treatable, but if untreated they can debilitate, disfigure, and kill. Despite affecting so many people, especially in underdeveloped countries, budgets for NTD-related programs are often limited. Of the 1 billion people worldwide affected by NTDs, an estimated 40% live in 47 African countries.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Tags: Africa Aid and Assistance External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society Sustainable Development Source Type: news